Code of Behaviour for Spectators & Parents

28 Apr 2016

Spectators & Parents are reminded that the club has a Code of Behaviour for Spectators and Parents that they need to abide by.

• Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.


• Encourage children to participate, do not force them.


• Focus on your child’s efforts and performance rather than whether they win or lose.


• Encourage children to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.


• Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.

• Do not physically or verbally abuse or harass anyone associated with the sport (player, coach, spectators etc.)


• Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with, or in the vicinity of, persons under 18 yrs of age. REMEMBER that children learn best by example.


• Show appreciation for good performance and skilful plays by all players (including the opposition).


• Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.


• Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.


• Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.


• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.


• No coaching from the sideline.